Permanent Secretaries, Executive Secretaries of Provinces, City of Kigali and Districts convened in Rubavu district today for a three day retreat to agree on targets that can fast track the country’s development progress in 2017/18 which is also the last year of the EDPRS 2.
The retreat’s objective is to enhance coordination right from the start of the planning process based on citizen centered plans. The retreat will also discuss ways of improving engagement of all the key stakeholders including private sector which is expected to drive the economy in Rwanda’s Vision 2020.
Officiating at the retreat, Caleb Rwamuganza, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning pointed out that having harmonised and well linked plans both at the local and central government will contribute to bridging gaps that may arise during implementation of key government programs such as EDPRS 2.
“These plans feed into government key policies such as the EDPRS2 and the 7 year government program. If we are to fully implement national policies, we need to not only have coordinated plans but also come up with innovative ways to execute them,” PS Rwamuganza said.
Key sectors that will be discussed include energy, water and sanitation, agriculture, exports, urbanization and settlement, national employment program, social protection, education, health and service delivery.